About Us

About Us

This five-year program is a combined NEOMED-affliated program, which includes Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Summa Health (Akron City Hospital) and Akron Children's Hospital. It is approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Two positions are offered annually to candidates via the AUA Match.

The first year of our residency program includes one year of training with 6 months of rotations in General Surgery (3 months at Cleveland Clinic Akron General and 3 months at Summa Health) and 6 months in general urology (3 months at each hospital). During the four years of general urology, resident are responsible for managing urological cases in hospitals and outpatient clinics. Residents are ultimately responsible for all house and clinic cases, including operative and diagnostic experience. The program also includes a private practice experience and a robotic and laparoscopic experience with a fellowship-trained attending in Youngstown. A supervised six-month rotation at Akron Children's Hospital as chief resident of the Pediatric Urology service is included in the fourth year.

Required weekly conferences include urology grand rounds, imaging conference and core curriculum. All residents attend monthly journal clubs. Other meetings included in the urology educational program are monthly M&M conferences and multi-discliplinary pediatric conferences with radiology and nephrology.

Active clinical research is encouraged. Financial support is provided to attend national, regional, and local conferences. Completion of the program provides eligibility to sit for the American Board of Urology Qualifying Examination.

Welcome

Welcome

A Letter from the Director of the Urology Residency Program

Thank you for your interest in our combined NEOMED Urology Residency Training Program with Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Summa Health and Akron Children's Hospital.

The Department of Urology offers two PGY-1 positions in our program, which is an integrated residency program of the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). Training encompasses the entire scope of urology, including urologic oncology, male infertility, endourology, minimally invasive surgery, and female urology and incontinence. Rotations also include the opportunity to perform urodynamic testing and to do either clinical or basic science research. The pediatric experience is extensive and is included in rotations during the PGY-2 and PGY-4 years. There is extensive exposure to reconstructive urology, neurogenic bladder, in utero diagnosis of GU anomalies, inguinal anatomy and pathology, and all forms of urologic imaging.

The program consists of one pre-urology year in general surgery at Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Akron City Hospital/Summa Health. The subsequent four years consist of one month training in nephrology, female pelvic medicine, robotic surgery and training in adult and pediatric urology. The program fulfills the American Board of Urology requirements for five years of post-graduate training required for board certification.

The NEOMED Urology program accepts all applications through ERAS. Every year, the deadline for applications is in early October. Academic transcripts, Dean's Letter, three letters of recommendation, personal statement, curriculum vitae, and USMLE Step 1 (and Step 2 scores, if available) are required for a complete application. Our program participates in the AUA Residency Matching Program for Urology and the NRMP for the pre-urology year. All those interested in applying to our program should register with these matching programs. Those candidates matching in the Urology program are required to complete the pre-urology year at CCAG & Summa Health.

You will be contacted by e-mail whether or not you are invited for an interview. If you have any questions about the program, please call Kimberly Sloan Stakleff in the Department of Urology at 330-535- 5173.

Sincerely,

Raymond A. Bologna, MD, MBA
Program Director
NEOMED Affiliated Urology Residency

Sample Rotation

Sample Rotation

PGY – 1 

  • 6 months of General Surgery at Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Akron City Hospital/Summa Health, includes:
    • 1 month of Vascular Surgery at Akron City Hospital
    • 1 month of Laparoscopic Surgery at Akron City Hospital
    • 2 months of SICU at Akron General Medical Center
  • 6 months of General Urology at Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Akron City Hospital

PGY – 2

  • 1/2 month of Nephrology at Akron City Hospital
  • 11-1/2 months of General Urology at Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Akron City Hospital

PGY – 3

  • 12 months of General Urology at Cleveland Clinic Akron General and  Akron City Hospital

PGY – 4

  • 6 months (3-month blocks) of Pediatric Urology at Akron Children's Hospital
  • 3 months (2 days per week) of General Urology at St. Elizabeth's Health Center with emphasis on robotic surgery
  • 1 month Female Pelvic Medicine rotation with private practice experience
  • Remaining annual schedule of General Urology at Cleveland Clinic Akron General and  Akron City Hospital

PGY – 5

  • 12 months (3-month blocks) of General Urology at Cleveland Clinic Akron General and Akron City Hospital
Teaching Faculty

Teaching Faculty

  • Dennis Bentley, MD
  • Raymond Bologna, MD, MBA
  • Todd F. Breaux, MD
  • Brian Canterbury, MD
  • Curtis Clark, MD
  • Joseph S. Dankoff, MD
  • Michael Gangel, MD
  • Douglas Green, MD
  • Lawrence Geller, MD
  • Jayram Krishnan, DO
  • Eric Massanyi, MD
  • Daniel McMahon, MD
  • Joshua Nething, MD
  • Daniel Ricchiuti, MD
  • Kevin A. Spear, MD
  • Bechara Tabet, MD
  • John D. Wegryn, MD
  • Hadley Wood, MD
Application

Application

Application Requirements

We appreciate your interest in the Akron General/NEOMED-affiliated program and hope that we've provided you with the information you need to choose the right residency program. Akron General is able to offer an exceptional medical education experience because of our knowledgeable and hard-working staff. Ranked "One of America's Best Hospitals," by U.S.News & World Report, we maintain a standard of excellence that promises nothing but the best care for our patients and therefore, nothing but the best education for our medical students and residents.

  • Residency applications and the additional items below must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Also, all urology applicants must apply for the AUA and NRMP matching programs.
  • 2018 Application Deadline: October 8
  • 2018 Interview Dates: October 10, 12, 17 and 19
  • Expected Program Length: Five Years 

Additional Requirements

  • Minimum USMLE Step I Score of 220 or higher; Step II Score of 220 or higher if available

Interested in rotating? 

Please complete this form and mail it to:
Department of Medical Education
Cleveland Clinic Akron General
1 Akron General Ave.
Akron, OH 44307

Current Residents

Current Residents

PGY – 1

  • Carter Mikesell, MD — Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Ethan Vargo, DO —Ohio University - Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

PGY – 2

  • Fabrice Henry, MD — The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Aaron Yunker, MD — Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

PGY – 3

  • Hannah Agard, MD — University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • Marwan Ali, MD — Northeast Ohio Medical University

PGY – 4

  • David Drevna, MD — Northeast Ohio Medical University
  • Daniel Kmetz, MD — University of Louisville School of Medicine

PGY – 5

  • Martin Duggan, DO — Philadephia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Daniel Groves, MD — Wayne State University School of Medicine
Alumni

Alumni

2018 Graduates

  • Neel Parekh, MD —Male Infertility, Microsurgery and Andrology Fellowship, Cleveland, OH
  • Samantha Staley, MD — Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Detroit, MI

2017 Graduates

  • Paul Benson, MD — United Regional Physician’s Group Witchita Falls, Texas
  • Christopher Keto, MD — Bay Care Clinic Urology Green Bay, Wisconsin

2016 Graduates

  • Naveen Arora, MD — Urologic Oncology & Robotic Surgery Fellowship Charlotte, NC
  • Kalpit Patel, MD — Northeast Georgia Hospital, Braselton, GA

2015 Graduates

  • Rhys Irvine, MD — Pediatric Urology Fellowship, Memphis, TN

2014 Graduates

  • Odinaka Akunne, MD — Midtown Urology Associates, Atlanta, GA
  • Christopher Lohr, MD — Canton Urology Associates, Canton, OH
Research & Innovation

Research & Innovation

Akron General offers surgical services for a wide range of needs, both inpatient and outpatient. Through research, advances in technology and improvement in techniques allow our surgeons to offer more types of treatments with increasing precision, less blood loss, less pain and a shorter recovery time.

For more information about resident research in Urology, please contact:

Ray Bologna, MD, MBA
Urology Residency Program Director
330.535.5173